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Cam A.

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Most Favorable Review

Great performance card

SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

Pros: This card has great cooling, temperatures are easily kept under 70C, even in a case with little airflow. It can max out nearly every game in 1440p, and can hold a solid 60FPS in BF3 Ultra, 1440p. This card overclocks quite well too, I did some rough testing and managed to clock my 290 Tri-X faster than a stock GTX 780 Ti, I'm quite impressed with this card.

Cons: Currently, this card is extremely overpriced on Newegg and similar sites. I managed to find one for $460, and purchased it. The only other issue I have with the card is that the fan rattles around the 40% range, but other than that I'm quite pleased.

Overall Review: If the price on these cards come down, I would definitely recommend it to others to purchase, but right now the price is a little high on Newegg. Other than that though, I really love this card.

Most Critical Review

Great sound, can be uncomfortable

SONY MDR-RF970RK Supra-aural Radio Freq Wireless Headphones
SONY MDR-RF970RK Supra-aural Radio Freq Wireless Headphones

Pros: The sound in these headphones is AWESOME for $40, or $80 new at Sony Store. The noise cancelling works great on highway rides, and really silences your surroudings. As I speak, I'm listening to music with heavy bass, and these headphones are great. The bass is also AMAZING with these. I love them!

Cons: The only 2 cons I have are that the battery for the noise cancellation are easy to forget on and that the headphones get uncomfortable after an hour and a half or so, at least for me.

Overall Review: I got these new for $40 at the Sony Store, and they were a great deal IMO. I'd recommend these to others!

Amazing performer, low power consumption

MSI N750TI-2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
MSI N750TI-2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

Pros: I bought four of these cards for mining. They all perform amazingly, and I haven't had any issues with them so far. Super low power consumption (something like 35W under a full load) for similar performance to a Radeon 7850, which can take up to 150W. I'm completely amazed by the efficiency of these cards, and this particular model runs very quiet and cool as well. Under a full load in a case it rarely hits 65C with fan speeds around 50% - this makes for nearly silent operation. I'm impressed by these cards, and would definitely recommend them for mid-end gaming. I've owned plenty of video cards, and these cards are by far my favorite - great performance, 2GB of VRAM, quiet, cool, low power consumption, and they overclock very well too. I'm very impressed by these cards.

Cons: None whatsoever!

Great quality PSU

SeaSonic SS-300TFX Bronze 300 W TFX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
SeaSonic SS-300TFX Bronze 300 W TFX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: This replaced the original power supply in an Inspiron 531s, the original power supply just died. Put this one in and the computer worked fine, and it has for the last 6 months or so. Runs quiet and I haven't ever had any issues with it, I would definitely purchase it again.

Cons: None

Overall Review: If your slim Inspiron power supply dies, or you need a new one, this is the one to get. Seasonic makes some of the best (if not the best) power supplies around. I would definitely recommend this to others.

Great Wi-Fi adapters, no Linux support

Linksys AE2500 High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
Linksys AE2500 High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: I have two of these in my house, one for a gaming rig and the other for an HTPC. I bought them both for around $35 locally and couldn't be happier with them! Their performance is great, they pick up signals fairly well, as in, as well as a built in wifi card. Even after being put under heavy use for a full day these adapters are just warm to the touch, they're not hot at all. I find the best part about them is that they're portable compared to a wifi card, and easy to take from computer to computer. Definitely would buy another.

Cons: I find there's an issue with the drivers that when an unexpected shutdown occurs, and the computer comes back on, the drivers don't initialize. This can be easily fixed by just unplugged the adapter and replugging it in though. The other thing is Linux support, don't expect to get these things working under Linux, I tried for 10 hours with multiple methods to get them working with no luck.

Overall Review: If you're a Windows user, definitely pick one of these up! I find I use mine so much, and I really like them. For the price I think they're a decent deal as well.

Great card and support

EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: Awesome card! I'm extremely glad I got this one in particular, because of it's cooling design, and the fact that it's an EVGA product, and they have awesome support as well. This card gets anywhere from 30k-40k PPD in Folding@Home currently, and chugs away on anything else you throw at it. Temperatures are awesome too, but not as good as my old 7850. This thing hits around 70C maximum at 40% fan speed while doing Folding, which is pretty GPU intensive.

Cons: Sadly my card had a horrible coil whine and some screen tearing issues, so I had to RMA the card. This thing also heats up a room pretty fast, but that's to be expected with a card like this.

Overall Review: Even though I only had the card for 1 day, then RMAed it, I'd buy again from EVGA. They had awesome support with the card, and when I told them the troubles I was having with the card, they recommended I RMA it, and unlike other brand's RMA policies, EVGA pays the shipping both ways on RMA's. Only took an egg off for the fact the card was defective when I got it, but I'm very glad that EVGA is helping me through this RMA.

12/29/2012